Solution Architect (Ideally based Melbourne or Sydney, will consider remote anywhere in Australia)

3 months ago
Requirement Number
Location Other
Location Other
Remote/Work from home option-
Location Other
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Time Zone
Job Category
Transformation Services

Job Description

Cloud Solutions Architect - Australia (Ideally based Melbourne or Sydney will consider remote anywhere in Australia)




Why Pythian?

Pythian is a global IT services company based in Canada with Offices around the world including Sydney, NSW and a number of remote employees in other cities in Australia. Pythian specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success. We help companies adopt disruptive technologies to advance innovation and increase agility. Our highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.Due to continued growth and success the job of Cloud Solutions Architect has arisen in the Australian Transformation Services Team.  


Pythian Perks

  • Flexible environment: Work remotely from your home!
  • Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds.
  • Generous vacation: Start with a 4 weeks’ vacation. New baby? Take an extra 2 weeks.
  • Substantial training allowance: Hone your skills or learn new ones; experiment and explore using our in-house sandbox; participate in professional development days.
  • Fun, fun, fun: Blog during work hours; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.


Why You?

As the Cloud Solutions Architect you will operate with a high degree of autonomy and have diverse responsibilities that require strong leadership, deep technology skills and a dedication to customer service. The Cloud Solutions Architect job has an APAC regional focus and such additional responsibility and impact are expected.  Acting with relative autonomy and in collaboration with other APAC regional leaders, you will be expected to provide a regional perspective on how to best address the needs of our customers and to grow our business.  You will work with a team (on-site and remotely) or individually to design and implement solutions in technologies such as Microsofts Azure or Googles Cloud Platform; participate in smaller client deliverables such as audits/reviews. Success as a Solutions Architect is measured through customer satisfaction and technical mastery, which lead to additional and deeper engagements with our clients.  Through a collaborative approach comprising of self-study methods and interaction with our customers, as well as our internal teams, the Cloud Solutions Architect will be able to make informed recommendations that align to customers’ plans and business drivers. As the Cloud Solutions Architect you should demonstrate a strong capacity for thought leadership in their engagements with (current and prospective) clients.  Furthermore, when the need arises, the Cloud Solutions Architect should be able to demonstrate adoption of new technologies and frameworks through the development of proofs of concepts. More than just a job we hire people who love what they do! 




  • Identify the needs of our customers and see them executed on with a commitment to customer service
  • Lead through example and influence, as a master of applying technology solutions to solve business problems.
  • Define solutions for current and future customers that efficiently address their needs
  • Collaborate with others in refining solutions presented to customers
  • Collaborate with and support Pythian sales teams in the pre-sales & account management process from the technical perspective, remotely and on-site
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of Pythian and encourage our evolution as a customer-focused, quality-driven consulting and services company.
  • Provide technology consultation on site and remotely
  • Attend Pre Sales Calls as a technical resource and leader to outline engagements
  • Conduct technical audits (Infrastructure, Performance, Security, Scalability and more)
  • Providing component or site-wide performance optimizations and capacity planning
  • Troubleshooting a variety of systems to provide prompt stability issue resolution
  • Working with client development teams directly to help engineer highly available infrastructure
  • Recommending best practices & improvements to current operational processes
  • Communicating status and planning activities to customers and team members
  • Work with the regional leadership to define and execute regional sales and delivery strategy
  • Other duties as assigned by your manager



To be the sucessful candidate for the Solutions Architect job you will likely have at least 10 years experience in a variety of positions in IT. The position requires specialized knowledge and experience in performing the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or related field or relevant experience.
  • Understanding and experience with Cloud architectures specifically: Microsoft Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform
  • In-depth knowledge of popular database technologies from Microsoft or Google (Big Data & Conventional RDBMS)
  • In depth knowledge of BI and related technologies
  • Systems design experience
  • Strong desire to automate menial or repetitive tasks (and related experience)
  • People leadership experience a plus
  • Proven ability to work with software engineering teams and understand complex development systems, environments and patterns
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, Google Cloud Architect, or related certification(s) a strong plus
  • Experience presenting to high level executives (VP’s, C Suite)


Location and Working Conditions 

  • This is a Australian based opportunity and it is preferred that the candidate live in Melbourne or Sydney but candidate will be considered from anywhere in Australia.
  • Frequent (occasionally on short notice) travel (up to 50%)
  • 20-50% billable to client

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An equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered. Pythian is an equal opportunity employer.  




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